Saskatchewan Music Educators Association and the Saskatchewan Band Association

Saskatchewan Provincial Junior Band (North), 2017

Saskatchewan Provincial Intermediate Band (North), 2017

see specific details below


JUNIOR AND INTERMEDIATE BAND NORTH

Dear Band Teachers, (North)

This year’s SBA/SMEA Junior and Intermediate Band North will be held on Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at Tommy Douglas Collegiate (Junior) and Bethlehem High School (Intermediate) in Saskatoon. The Junior and Intermediate Band program is designed to provide an enrichment experience for accomplished young musicians in our province. Students recommended for this program should be motivated and looking to achieve a new level of musical excellence. The north bands include students from the northern half of the province (all school divisions north of Davidson).

Recommendation criteria for 2016-2017:

Junior Band (Grade 7 & 8):

Each band program area may recommend up to five (5) students for participation.
Each band program area may recommend a maximum of one (1) student per instrument.
Although the planning committee will make every effort to accommodate all students recommended,  
    due to space constraints and in consideration for balanced instrumentation, all students recommended
    may not be selected to participate.
A recall will be issued if additional participants on certain instruments are required.

Intermediate Band (Grade 9 & 10):

Each band program area may recommend up to five (5) students for participation.
Please recommend students from a variety of instrument sections.
Although the planning committee will make every effort to accommodate all students recommended,  
    due to space constraints and in consideration for balanced instrumentation, all students recommended
    may not be selected to participate.
A recall will be issued if additional participants on certain instruments are required.
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Band Teacher Instructions:

  1. Please distribute the attached parent/guardian letter and parent/guardian registration form to the students you have selected for recommendation.  * It is advisable that completed student forms are collected prior to Christmas break.
  2. Please complete the attached teacher registration form (one for each student being recommended).
  3. Mail all hard copies of the parent/guardian registration form, teacher registration form, and cheques to 

St. Angela School, c/o Lee Adams, 302 Russell Road, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 6P2
postmarked no later than January 6, 2017. Students will be considered only if both forms are complete, have a cheque attached, and are mailed by January 6, 2017.

    If you have students who may not be able to participate due to financial considerations and you do not have access to scholarship funds through your school or division, please contact Val Kuemper at the SMEA office to inquire about scholarship possibilities (smea@sasktel.net).

Please feel free to contact Lee Adams (306-222-0441 or LAdams@gscs.sk.ca) should you have any further questions or concerns about registrations. We look forward to receiving your student recommendations and having your students participate in the Saskatchewan Junior and Intermediate Band North program. 

Sincerely,
The Saskatchewan Junior and Intermediate Band North Planning Committee